McMaster to DHEC: Rebuff Federal ‘Door-to-Door’ vaccine efforts


From staff reports 

Governor Henry McMaster on Friday called on the S.C. Board of Health and Environmental Control to “issue direction to agency leadership and to state and local healthcare organizations prohibiting the use of the Biden Administration’s ‘targeted’ ‘door-to-door’ tactics in the State’s ongoing vaccination efforts.” 

South Carolina ranks 39th with just fewer than 40 percent of the population vaccinated. 

“A South Carolinian’s decision to get vaccinated is a personal one for them to make and not the government’s,” Governor McMaster wrote. “Enticing, coercing, intimidating, mandating, or pressuring anyone to take the vaccine is a bad policy which will deteriorate the public’s trust and confidence in the State’s vaccination efforts.” 

The governor continued: “The prospect of government vaccination teams showing up unannounced or unrequested at the door of ‘targeted’ homeowners or on their property will further deteriorate the public’s trust and could lead to potentially disastrous public safety consequences.” 

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